Marvelous Nakamba was notably absent from Luton Town’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth on Saturday due to a suspension resulting from his fifth yellow card against Manchester City. Unfortunately, the match took an unexpected turn when Luton’s captain, Tom Lockyer, collapsed on the pitch due to a cardiac arrest, leading to the game’s abandonment in the second half.
In Championship action, Brendan Galloway, recognized as the Man of the Match in the midweek fixture against QPR, made a brief appearance as a late second-half substitute against Rotherham, contributing for just eight minutes.
Tawanda Maswanhise found a spot on the Leicester City bench during their Championship face-off against Millwall.
Meanwhile, Reading’s Tivonge Rushesha and Cardiff City’s Andy Rinomhota had a weekend off the field. Rushesha was not included in the matchday squad for the League One game against Lincoln City, and Rinomhota remained an unused substitute in Cardiff’s Championship game against Hull City.
In Belgium, Bill Antonio continued to gain playing time with KV Mechelen, making a second-half appearance in the 1-0 loss against league leaders Union SG.
Knowledge Musona returned to the starting lineup for his Saudi club, Al Riyadh, in a 1-0 defeat to Al Khaleej.
Tinotenda Kadewere entered the field as a second-half substitute in Lyon’s narrow 1-0 victory over Monaco in the French Ligue 1.
On the Italian front, Jordan Zemura was sidelined for Udinese’s 2-2 draw against Sassuolo in Serie A. The defender’s absence was attributed to a severe thigh bruise, leading to a last-minute decision by the coaching staff to exclude him from the lineup.